See Them Up Close - From 12,000 Feet Away
Cutting away a parachute on purpose. Passing a baton at 120 mph. Flying the American flag at 12,000 feet. Landing dead center on the target. The Golden Knights have been holding audiences in the palm of their hands all over the world with their feats of aerial acrobatics.
Now in their 50th year of entertaining both young and old with their amazing aerial skills, the men and women of the Golden Knights continue to show why they are considered the world's best parachute team.
Stationed at the "Home of the Airborne," Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 90 Soldiers who make up the Golden Knights come from diverse backgrounds. All have been trained in one of the Army's military occupational specialties and serve with the team for three years. It's not just the parachutists that make the team such a success, it's also the support team behind them. The Golden Knights' pilots average more than 5,500 flying hours, and the maintenance technicians who keep the planes in the air average 10 years of military experience. Their expertise results in the safest aircraft possible for the Golden Knights.
With more than 400 national championships, 60+ world championships and numerous team championships, when the Golden Knights show up to a competition, everyone else is battling for second place.